For whom the bell tolls

Do not ask for whom the bell tolls it tolls for everyone in the village! The norm is that every village has a church whose bells ring at each hour and half hour; from 6 AM until 11 PM each and every day.

This tiny tiny village of 40 people is home to 4 albergues, two restaurants and one little store with assorted meats, cheeses, fruits, drinks and breads.

I spoke to an old farmer at the store who told me the Camino is why this village still exists. I imagine there is enough business to help the villagers managed during the winter months. I am reminded each time the bell tolls of a quaint lifestyle I know not of but hope that by the end of this journey will become an integral part of my Camino history.

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